Sunday, March 30, 2008

VIOLENCE

I am appalled at the violence I watch on TV. Almost every chapter - hair pulling, boxing bouts, firefights, vicious words- occur in the scenes. It could not be denied that these scenes are being absorbed tremendously by children and the youth. ( I saw one kid, pulling the hair of another and saying: " I am Angelica."

The programs portray that we should repay violence with violence, maltreatment with more maltreatment, and that there are no other non violent methods to settle disputes or misunderstandings, when there are several peaceful settlements.


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I am not against any TV station, I am against violence in ANY TV series or in ANY TV station.

I am certain the TV programs will still rate high with other non violent series, under an able director and writer.

We claim to belong to a Catholic nation but, vengeance and "a tooth for a tooth" doctrine is promoted through our TV series. "Vengeance is mine," said the Lord.

This seems like a trivial concern amidst the ZTE scandal, but it is not! We must remember that the "youth is the hope of the fatherland" - as stated by our national hero. The minds of the young are greatly influenced by what they see and hear through our media , TV, radio and written material. TV is evidently the method that has the most influence on the youth.

Join me in my crusade for non - violence on TV . Sign the message board and be one of the many who have the same sentiments. Let's make them aware that we have noticed.

Watching TV violence can be harmful to the mental health of children.

This is based on a report by Abelard from this website:
www.abelard.org.

Start of excerpt:

"Violence on television affects children negatively, according to psychological research.

The three major effects of seeing violence on television are:

• Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others.
• Children may be more fearful of the world around them.
• Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive ways toward others
Imitation is a high human element, especially among the young. Just one publicized school shooting, in my view, leads to imitation."

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Friday, March 28, 2008

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